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Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is a freelance writer, public speaker, and commentator on religion and politics, the U.S. Christian Right, Russia, and foreign policy, currently a Senior Researcher with the Postsecular Conflicts project at the University of Innsbruck. Stroop’s personal blog, Not Your Mission Field, can be found at

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When Fundamentalism Follows You Out the Door: Transphobic Statement Exposes Exvangelical Trauma

Chrissy Stroop

While the "exvangelical" community was designed to help former evangelicals heal from a toxic environment, a subgroup of exvangelicals calling itself the “Magdalene Collective" released a statement that's been called transphobic and that many see as a replication of the very abusive patterns from which they'd been trying to escape.